Habitat in Sodwana, north-east
This member of the
Scrophulariaceae family was given this name by Christian Ferdinand
Friedrich Hochstetter in 1845. It is found in the eastern part of South
Africa, growing in sand and other well drained soil with some water
and lots of sun. The plant grow up to 25 centimetres, the white and
dark pink flower up to 60 centimetres.
Named after Johann Hebenstreit
1720-91, a professor in medicine at Leipzig and St. Petersburg and
comosa means with hairy tufts.